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inovTI Collaborate with Abiquo to Improve Multi-Cloud Offering

Abiquo Holdings, S.L | January 25, 2022

inovTI, a leading Sao Paulo-based Managed Service Provider, and Abiquo, a premier cloud management platform provider, have agreed to collaborate on a strategic project that would enhance inovTI's cloud technology and services—assuring their customers success through a variety of services that include hybrid cloud (with Azure) and self-service access for their clients.

inovTI has successfully been in the cloud and datacenter business for over 20 years, offering popular products and services such as datacenters, VMware-based private-cloud, delivery of managed cloud services, backup and disaster recovery outsourcing, licensing, and IT automation, which serves more than 150 clients with trusted and managed infrastructure.

"inovTI has an exceptional track record of helping businesses make their journey to the cloud relying on their extensive technical experience. That, added to their solid background working with cloud technologies and data centers, make them a great partner for Abiquo to optimize and expand their cloud infrastructure with efficient implementation and support."

Xavier Fernández, CEO of Abiquo

inovTI and Abiquo have initiated the strategic partnership to take inovTI's multi-cloud services to the next level, offering a more comprehensive range of services along with exceptional technology, including hybrid cloud (with Azure) and self-service access for inovTI's clients. This project enables all enterprises to incorporate various types of environments and technologies in the same platform, allowing for the management of all cloud resources required to meet any challenges faced in the market.

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